The Bavarian carmaker has published the first information and images with the new generation 2 Series Coupe. The Munich sports model has grown in size and is available with petrol and diesel engines with powers of up to 374 hp.
The Goodwood Festival of Speed opens its doors on July 8. Visitors will be able to admire here cars that have made history, but also models recently launched on the market. One of them is the new generation BMW 2 Series Coupe.
The Munich manufacturer has chosen this event to officially launch the new 2 Series Coupe, and the first images and information about it have just been published. The compact sports model will be assembled at the BMW plant in San Luis Potosi, Mexico.
In terms of size, the new 2 Series Coupe has grown compared to the old iteration. The length measures 4,537 millimeters (+105), the width is 1,838 millimeters (+64), and 2,741 mm (+51) are passed near the wheelbase. All the while, the height is 1,390 millimeters (-28). For extra maneuverability, the front and rear gauges are also 54 and 31 millimeters larger, respectively.
Conceived as a spiritual successor to the famous BMW 02, the new 2 Series Coupe offers a design characterized by sculpted surfaces and dynamic lines. Flared wings, full LED headlights, a BMW grille with “kidneys” positioned horizontally, an elongated hood, a plunging ceiling and taillights pushed to the extremities are just some of the defining aesthetic elements.
The top version of the M240i xDrive Coupe comes with spoilers and other elements specific to the M Sport models. Customers can, of course, also opt for the M Performance components, which accentuate the sportiness of this model.
17-inch wheels are standard, and 18-inch wheels are reserved for M Sport models.
The M240i Coupe is equipped with 19-inch wheels, and the M Performance catalog also includes some with a diameter of 20 inches.
Passengers will find inside sports seats, leather-wrapped sports steering wheel, fabric / Sensatec upholstery, Dark Graphite ornaments, three-zone air conditioning, BMW Live Cockpit system with 8.8-inch central display and 5.1-inch screen integrated into the instrument panel.
The 10.25 inch screen of the seventh generation multimedia system is optional, as is the digital instrument panel with 12.3 inch display. Both are part of the BMW Live Cockpit Professional system. Ambient light, Harman Kardon audio system, electrically adjustable sports seats, seat and steering wheel heating function or M Sport seats with integrated headrests can be found on the same list
The trunk has a load volume of 390 liters. For extra space, the rear seat is foldable in a 40:20:40 ratio.
COMPONENTS TAKEN FROM SERIES 4
The new BMW 2 Series Coupe is intended to be a dynamic car, which is why Bavarian engineers have borrowed several components from the 4 Series and adapted them for the compact sports model. The suspension has been improved and the chassis is 12% stiffer than before.
The M Sport suspension is standard on the M240i xDrive Coupe and optional for other versions. The M adaptive suspension with electronically controlled shock absorbers is also optional.
The entry into the range is made with the new BMW 220i Coupe. Equipped with a 2.0-liter petrol engine, it has 184 hp and 300 Nm, enough to reach 100 km / h in 7.5 seconds.
A 245-horsepower version of the same engine will equip, from the summer of 2022, the future 230i Coupe.
Fans of diesel units will have at their disposal the new 220d Coupe. The four-cylinder unit integrates a micro-hybrid system at 48V and develops 190 hp and 400 Nm. In his case, the 0-100 km / h half lasts 6.9 seconds.
THE TOP VERSION WILL HAVE 374 HORSES OF POWER
The top of the range is the M240i xDrive Coupe version with its 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine. The engine develops 374 hp (+34) and 500 Nm, so the car sprints up to 100 km / h in 4.3 seconds.
The first two versions come equipped as standard with an 8-speed Steptronic transmission, but customers can also check the Steptronic Sport gearbox with the same number of gears. This is standard on the M240i.
The list of safety systems offered as standard includes frontal collision warning, lane departure warning, Cruise Control with braking function and speed limit information.
Driving Assistant technology with Lane Change Warning, Rear Collision Prevention, Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go function, Park Distance Control, Reversing Assistant, Reversing Assist Camera, Surround View and Remote 3D View are optional.
The debut of the new generation BMW 2 Series Coupe is scheduled for early next year.
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